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macrumors 68000
Original poster
May 11, 2012
From my search results, I learned that the Apple Watch sets the initial Activity goals based on your physics (weight, age...).
Later on, and typically in the weekly reports, the Apple Watch is suggesting me to increase my MOVE goal - which I do.
This brought me from 330 kcal to 480 kcal in less than 3 months.

Strangely enough, it never suggests me to increase my EXERCISE or STAND goals. The EXERCISE goal has been 60' from day one, while I do about twice as much a day in the meantime.

So I wonder:

- Is the MOVE goal perhaps the most important one as far as Apple Health is concerned ?
- Should I manually increase my EXERCISE and STAND goals ?


macrumors 65816
Mar 14, 2011

I don't know if Apple necessarily sees Move as the "most important" metric, but they might have figured that highlighting something is helpful for the average user. For that purpose "Move" makes a lot of sense.


All three goals can be set on the Apple Watch: open "Activity" and scroll to the bottom, then tap "Change Goals". It asks for each goal in turn.

You used to be only able to change Move.
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macrumors regular
Jan 24, 2018
Yes, I was aware of that that but, previously, you couldn’t change “Stand” hence why I said it.
Clearly there has been a change in an earlier version of watchOS.
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